Business, Politics, Sci-Tech

Governor Hogan announces $3.7 million for electric vehicle charging stations

ANNAPOLIS, MD—Governor Larry Hogan on Thursday announced that $3.7 million in electric vehicle (EV) charging infrastructure is being awarded to 37 sites using funds from Maryland’s settlement with Volkswagen for air pollution violations. “For more than six years now, Maryland has been setting an example for the nation of strong environmental leadership,” said Governor Hogan. “This is another important step …


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Nautilus Solar holds ribbon-cutting in Kingsville

KINGSVILLE, MD—Nautilus Solar Energy, LLC, a leading owner-operator of solar projects throughout the United States, on Friday held a ribbon-cutting for the opening of Maryland’s largest community solar project dedicated to providing over half (54%) of the power generated to the low-to-moderate income (LMI) community. Located in Kingsville, the 1.8 MW project brings access to clean, solar energy to 293 …


Governor Hogan authorizes emergency measures to address Colonial Pipeline incident, gas shortages

UPDATE: Colonial Pipeline has initiated a restart of pipeline operations. Original story below… ——— BALTIMORE, MD—Governor Larry Hogan on Wednesday authorized Maryland Department of Transportation Secretary Greg Slater to take emergency measures to respond to the Colonial Pipeline incident and ensure continuity of fuel supply throughout the state. “The emergency actions that we are taking will provide the state the …

Governor Hogan announces statewide efforts to prepare for heavy snowfall, adverse conditions

ANNAPOLIS, MD—Governor Larry Hogan on Tuesday announced that the State of Maryland has activated a government-wide response to prepare for heavy snowfall and other severe conditions anticipated on Wednesday and into Thursday. A Winter Storm Warning is in effect for northern Baltimore County with 12 to 18 inches of snow expected.  A Winter Storm Watch is in effect for the …

Governor Hogan announces statewide efforts to prepare for Tropical Storm Isaias, Marylanders urged to exercise caution

For the latest Tropical Storm Isaias coverage, click here. ANNAPOLIS, MD—As the East Coast braces for Tropical Storm Isaias, Governor Larry Hogan announced on Monday that the State of Maryland has activated a government-wide response to prepare for severe conditions. A Tropical Storm Warning is now in effect for most jurisdictions, in addition to several severe weather watches and warnings …

Md. Department of Environment helps convert motor fleets to cleaner fuels

BALTIMORE, MD—The Maryland Department of the Environment announced on Monday that it has approved $2.1 million in funding for five private businesses to convert their motor fleets to cleaner alternative fuels as part of the settlement of the Volkswagen (VW) “defeat devices” case. Existing diesel powered vehicles will be replaced with new vehicles that use clean alternative fuels like electricity, …

Governor’s budget provides $7.5M for EARN Maryland, record $3M for state apprenticeship program

BALTIMORE, MD—The Maryland Department of Labor on Thursday announced that the Hogan administration’s proposed Fiscal Year 2021 (FY21) budget provides $7.5 million for the nationally-recognized Employment Advancement Right Now (EARN) Maryland grant program and a record $3 million for the state’s apprenticeship program. “Governor Larry Hogan’s proposed budget is a testament to his administrations commitment to creating greater opportunities for …

Governor Hogan announces statewide flood response efforts

ANNAPOLIS, MD – Governor Larry Hogan has directed Maryland state agencies to coordinate and work together to keep Marylanders safe and informed following Sunday’s severe weather, which included extensive and persistent rain, major flooding, and power outages in multiple locations throughout the state. Ellicott City in Howard County was particularly devastated by this weather event, which also included significant flooding in …